Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

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The Milwaukee Brewers are making a road trip to Dodger Stadium to square off against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The game gets underway 10:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Net Wisconsin will be televising this NL matchup.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Los Angeles (-170) as the favorite over Milwaukee (+160). Bettors are able to gamble on the games total with odds sitting at -120 for over 8 runs and even money (+100) for under 8. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds coming in at Brewers +1.5 runs (-135) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (+115).

The Dodgers are 59-46 straight up (SU) and 48-58 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 15.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 10.1 units (ATS). Los Angeles has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Brewers are 61-46 SU and have gone 56-52 ATS. Overall, the teams accumulated 11.8 units for moneyline bettors and 0.4 units ATS. Milwaukee’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 53-50-3 in 2018. The Brewers have been a decent under bet with a total record of 49-56-3.

Wade Miley is getting the start for Milwaukee. The southpaw Miley is 1-1 with a 2.01 ERA and 12 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with two strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Los Angeles this year.

The Dodgers will turn to righty Walker Buehler (4-3, 3.92 ERA) to the mound. Buehler has 64 strikeouts and 14 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.10. Buehler hasn’t faced the Brewers yet this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

Milwaukee’s pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.81 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 7.72 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.30, along with a WHIP of 1.23 and a K/9 of 10.19.

The Brewers offense has slashed .246/.318/.408 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.7 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

Milwaukee’s offense has been powered by outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain. Yelich is slashing .318/.384/.527 with 15 home runs, 57 RBIs, 69 runs and 13 stolen bases. Cain is hitting .300 with eight homers, 28 RBIs, 53 runs and 19 steals.

In the other dugout, Los Angeles pitchers have given up 3.9 runs per game overall this year. The teams starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.30, a WHIP of 1.14 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.6. The bullpen has a 3.78 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.5 K/9.

The Los Angeles offense has put up 4.8 runs per outing, including 5.5 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over its last five. The teams hit .223/.330/.372 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Dodgers hitters have been led by outfielders Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor. Kemp is slashing .307/.356/.521 with 17 home runs, 64 RBIs and 49 runs scored, and Taylor’s line is .260/.335/.460 with 12 homers, 50 RBIs and 61 runs scored.

The Brewers have gained 11.9 units and are 45-38 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 35 of those games, compared to 45 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 3.0 units and are 18-20 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 11 of those games, compared to 26 which went under the total.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Brewers, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in four of Los Angeles last seven games.
  • The Brewers have won five of their last six games SU.
  • Los Angeles has recorded 24.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 21.6 over its last five.
  • The Brewers have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.